Alice Wong, Author at Renal and Urology News

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Nocardiosis

Nocardiosis I. What every physician needs to know. Nocardiosis is an opportunistic disease caused by gram-positive aerobic actinomycetes of the genus Nocardia. It presents as an acute, subacute, or chronic infection with cutaneous, pulmonary, and disseminated forms. Nocardiosis affects mainly immunocompromised patients, such as those with acquired immunodeficiency syndrome (AIDS) or transplant recipients. Pulmonary disease…

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